This is a freshly refinished cover. Checked for wracking and out of level, as
well as having any exterior scuffing repaired. There was no indication of
escaping oil on the cover, just below the gasket.
> On Aug 11, 2018, at 1:04 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> Unless there is a hairline crack in the valve cover itself, which happened
> to me once.
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 7:59 AM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> How did you set the gasket? This critical, it's not just pop it on the
>> cover and screw it down!
>> Best practice is to make sure the gasket is fitted to the cover all the
>> way around, clean and dry. Head must also be clean and dry.
>> Thump the cover firmly agains the head five or six times with the gasket
>> in place -- the cover must fit into the slot in the gasket all the way down
>> all the way around, you can usually tell by the change in sound when it's
>> Then tighten the screws GENTLY -- more than finger tight, but not more
>> than 20 ft/lbs I think. Too tight and the cover warps and lifts up between
>> the screws and leaks.
>> I can't think of anything else that would leak all over the engine on a
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